“Museum of Peace: An Audiovisual Tour” by Negar Tahsili, “Zemnako” by Mehdi Qorbanpur and “Memories for All Seasons” by Mostafa Razzaq-Karimi have been selected for the event, the organizers have announced.

In “Museum of Peace: An Audiovisual Tour”, Tahsili outlines different phases of the 30 poison gas missions that were carried out during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.

“Zemnako” tells the story of a 40-day-old newborn who loses his mother in the aftermath of the Iraqi chemical weapons attack on the Kurdish city of Halabja in 1988.

“Memories for All Seasons” narrates the memories of a group of Iranian soldiers wounded by Iraqi chemical weapons during the war.

A lineup of other films will also be screened at the festival, which will be held from May 31 to June 3.

Among the films are “Mother of the Earth” by Mahnaz Afzali and “Poets of Life” by Shirin Barqnavard, two films from “Karestan”, a documentary series on Iranian entrepreneurs.

“Karestan” depicts the successful lives of Iranian entrepreneurs and gives a new definition of careers in Iran. Each part has been directed by a different filmmaker under the supervision of the filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb.

Mirtahmasb and Barqnavard are expected to attend the film screening sessions, which will be followed by review sessions. 

The festival will also screen “24 Frames” by Abbas Kiarostami, “Kupal” by Kazem Molai and “Inversion” by director/writer Behnam Behzadi.

Source: Tehran Times